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    Your plans for the long weekend?

    In the US this is a three day weekend for most folks. How are you spending the extra day off? Any special woodworking plans?

    My plans include taking the pile of roughsawn walnut I've been air drying for over 2 1/2 years and turning it into something usable. Unfortunately, it looks like a good portion will only be usable as fuel for our patio fire pit. Oh well. I need something to keep my toes warm as I toss back a few brews at the end of the day!
    Here's the "before" shots. As the day progresses I'll put up some more pictures.
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    I was already told Im the host of a party for all my childrens friends.
    They need someone to buy the supplies and man the barbeque.
    Its great being a dad.
    Im really looking foward to them calling me before I leave work today and giving me a big list of things they need if I didnt mind picking the up on the way home.

    theres always something drying or waiting for spar varnish or polyurethane in my garage.

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    The wife and Little girl at at her Mom's all weekend so I am alone with the dogs and doing a bit of logging. Its been awhile since I have been in the shop so being out in the woods is the next best thing.

    I brought along my digital camcorder, so if I can figure out how to download this this video I may have something worthy to post later. Might be kind of neat to see a little small scale logging (Thankfully no trees on powerlines or chainsaw into my leg today. Hopefully the next two days goes just as good.)
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    (Expecting) To turn my convertible kayak into a hardtop.
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    Crosscutting complete!
    I ended up with this stack
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    And this stack
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    And, unfortunately, this stack
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    Now, it's on to the band saw for some creative ripping!
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    Our great granddaughter spent the night last night. I never seem to get anything done when she's around. I did get to the shop and make some measurements and snap a horizontal layout line for my cabinets. I got some measuring done and made a run to the local lumberyard for more 3/4" plywood and some framing materials for the lumber rack. Between the run to the lumberyard and the run I made later to the hardware store, I got my heart stolen. We have a scissor type gate at the top of the stairs going to our basement to keep little 22 month old Riley from going down those stairs. I was in the basement working on the computer and she was standing at the top of the stairs....."PaPa!.....PaPa!" I'd growl back "What do you want?"....Finally I went to the top of the stairs and I could hear little feet trotting back towards the stairs. I jumped out and yell "Boo....Gitchee Gitchee"....wiggling my hands like I was going to tickle her. She ran down the hallway to Great grandma.....stopped and started singing...."PaPa ...I wove you......PaPa...I wove you"...I melted. Nanny(GGM) has taken her back home.

    On my way to the shop to cut the moveable shelf for my first shop wall cabinet and then it's time to hoist that rascal onto its french cleat. After running a couple of scews into studs, it's painting time.

    Have enough material to build another one over this 3 day weekend.
    Ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
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    Now, it's on to the band saw for some creative ripping!

    I see 624 candle holders in walnut, nice. How does it take stain?

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    In addition to a pile of "work" work that I need to have done by Tuesday, I'm trying to get a few more pieces finished up in preparation for another art show next weekend. I have a few bigger pieces nearly done, then I also want to make some lower-priced stuff to round out my inventory. I may take my first stab at making pepper mills. I also finished up a little cutting board project and got them out in the mail today. And of course there's still more shop organization that needs to be done. Several things were moved or displaced when I added Plum Bob to my shop last weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    I see 624 candle holders in walnut, nice. How does it take stain?
    Hmmm. It's all air dried and the few little pieces I've used so far took a finish really well.
    While I'm sitting in front of the fire this evening with my barley pop I'll try not to toss any into the flames that might make a good candle holder.
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    I'm painting the ceiling and installing crown molding in our formal living room. This will be "fun" as the ceiling is a tray style, with a 30︒ angle where the wall starts the angled part up to the ceiling.








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